SI2 Lauded by Massachusetts' M2I2 Initiative in "Printed Electronics" Article

Recently, SI2 Technologies, Inc., was cited by Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative (M2I2) head Ira Moskowitz, director of Advanced Manufacturing Programs, Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, as an example of a local Massachusetts company leading the industry as a part of NextFlex, a consortium dedicated to advancing Flexible Hybrid Electronics. "SI2 Technologies is a defense-focused contractor based in Billerica, MA, that is working closely with NextFlex, UMass Lowell, and other manufacturers on three separate M2I2-funded projects," said Moskowitz. "They're developing new, flexible electronic antennas for autonomous, hypersonic vehicles. They're also working with a collaboration of manufacturers to develop a large, multi-axis, gantry system to digitally and conformally print flexible hybrid electronics directly onto large complex surfaces. That type of system can help in the manufacturing of defense applications such as radomes and UAV body panels."

The Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative (M2I2)<> was launched by the administration of Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito in early 2016 and is jointly managed by the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development and MassTech, a public economic development agency. Its goal is to help Massachusetts manufacturers develop and implement innovative new technologies and guide its investments in the national Manufacturing USA program utilizing Massachusetts' deep resources.

"M2I2 builds upon the state's superior academics, R&D, deep innovation ecosystem and long history of manufacturing," said Ira Moskowitz. "It deepens these assets by linking Massachusetts companies, universities, community colleges, vocational high schools, national labs, new ventures, government, and Manufacturing USA, propelling advanced manufacturing across ecosystems and promoting intersections as technology converges." Moskowitz noted that Massachusetts has committed almost $100 million toward this effort.


SI2 Technologies, Inc. Displays Additive Manufacturing/Flexible Hybrid Electronics Demonstrators at NextFlex Innovation Day

SI2 Technologies, the very first member of the NextFlex consortium, displayed a number of innovative demonstrators for discussion at the NextFlex signature event, which featured 48 FHE enabled technology demonstrators. Participants discussed new and emerging application areas that are maturing to the stage that they may be suitable for NextFlex focus, the current state of the field, and manufacturing capabilities and challenges. The symposium featured seven speakers from industry and academia, and an interactive panel discussion with industry and DoD. This is an important and growing area of focus for SI2 and other members, and there's great opportunity to enable future applications with flexible hybrid electronics.

The event also featured a new event NextFlex calls "SweatFactor" Designed to be a fundraiser to benefit FlexFactor, the NextFlex workforce development program for middle school and high school students, SweatFactor featured a live trial of wearable sweat sensing devices that were developed by GE's Research lab in collaboration with Binghamton University, DuPont, the University of Connecticut, UES and AFRL and sponsored by NextFlex and New York State Empire State Development.

James L. Zunino III, Materials Engineer with the U.S. Army RDE Command, inspects a demonstrator with Matthew Skinner, SI2 Technologies, Inc. during the NextFlex Innovation Day at the SI2 booth

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SI2 Technologies, Inc. wins the James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Awards for 2019


UML Recognizes SI2 Technologies as a Strategic Partner

On Friday April 5th, 2019, University of Massachusetts Lowell Chancellor Jacqueline F. Moloney announced that SI2 Technologies, Inc. had been selected as a Strategic Partner for the University.

This was in recognition of the multi-aspect relationship with SI2 Technologies, Inc., which included joint research and development as well as an exchange of technology and personnel.

Captain Jonathan Lathrop, USN (ret), Executive Vice President for Programs and Business Development at SI2 Technologies, was on hand to accept the award from Chancellor Moloney.

SI2 Technologies, Inc. Recognized as Strategic Partner


SI2 recently supported NEBA

SI2 recently supported the New England Business Association (NEBA, Previously SBANE) during the organizations hosting of the NAVY Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Outreach Program. In addition to briefings by Navy Program Executive Office and Contracting officials on the newly released research topics, the group hosted a panel to discuss success stories in the SBIR arena. SI2 is a proud sponsor of NEBA, and supports all the Department of Defense services with contract research and development through the SBIR program, as well as Broad Area Announcements and Other Transaction Authority consortium.



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